Workshop Details
New Insights Into Gas Phase Atmospheric Chemistry
08/12/2010 - 08/16/2010
Meeting Description:

This workshop is an outgrowth of "Organic Particles in the Atmosphere: Formation, Properties, Processing, and Impact" and "Aerosol-Cloud Chemistry Workshop

Gas-phase oxidative chemistry of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) via HOx (OH+HO2), ozone, and NO3 is central to tropospheric ozone and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) production. SOA and ozone both affect human health and influence climate. Recent work is providing new insights into important details of this chemistry, such as discrepancies in the HOx budget and the production of higher-generation VOC oxidation products. Understanding the HOx budget and the details of the formation of higher-generation oxygenated VOCs is important, as usually multiple oxidation steps are necessary to reduce the volatility of VOCs enough to form SOA, and as all oxidation steps contribute to ozone production. There has been substantial progress in a more complete mechanistic understanding of VOC oxidation, in particular for isoprene, both from theoretical and modeling studies, as well as from field and laboratory experiments. The meeting will aim at presenting a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art of gas phase atmospheric chemistry. It will also address outstanding questions and will include discussions of areas for future research. The meeting will complement the meeting on atmospheric aerosol, which is proposed for the same time period.

Meeting Venue:

Camels Garden Hotel
250 West San Juan Avenue Telluride CO 81435

New Insights Into Gas Phase Atmospheric Chemistry Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Brown, Steven NOAA
Carlton, Ann Marie U.S. EPA
Carpenter, Lucy University of York
Cohen, Ronald UC Berkeley
de Gouw, Joost NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Eddingsaas, Nathan Caltech
Guenther, Alex NCAR
Heard, Dwayne University of Leeds
Huey, Greg Georgia Tech
Keutsch, Frank UW-Madison
Murphy, Jennifer University of Toronto
Okumura, Mitchio Caltech
Roberts, James NOAA/ESRL CSD
Shepson, Paul Purdue University
Steiner, Allison University of Michigan
Stevens, Philip Indiana University
Taraborrelli, Domenico Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
Wisthaler, Armin Univ. of Innsbruck
Zhang, Jingsong University of California, Riverside

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